Fall 2011 Class Schedule (CRC)



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PHARM 300    Introduction to Pharmacy Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: None.
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC
Description: This course introduces the concepts of direct pharmaceutical patient care and the technician's role in its delivery. Current direct patient care delivery system and medication distribution systems are emphasized. Topics include dosage calculations, the influence that medication laws, standards and regulations have on practice, and quality assurance in the pharmaceutical setting.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
M         12:00PM-03:05PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN T 115           20290 
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PHARM 310    Therapeutic Agents I    4 Units

Prerequisite: BIOL 100 and PHARM 300 with grades of "C" or better
Advisory: LIBR 318
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 54 hours LEC ; 54 hours LAB
Description: This course studies the anatomy and physiology of the various human body systems. Students will learn the use and side effects of prescription medications, nonprescription medications, and alternative therapies commonly used to treat diseases affecting the nervous, skeletal, muscular, immune, dermatological, and hematologic system. This course covers brand and generic names of the therapeutic agents studied, standard pronunciation, dosage forms, routes of administration, medical abbreviation and the role of the Food and Drug Administration in herbal and dietary supplements. The laboratory activities are designed to provide hands-on experiences in pharmacy calculation and compounding medications related to the various body systems.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       11:00AM-12:20PM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN P 132           29277 
Textbook
TTh       12:30PM-01:50PM LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN P 132             


PHARM 350    Pharmaceutical Information Management    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHARM 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Advisory: LIBR 318
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course reviews how state laws and regulations determine the activities associated with the collection of patient-specific information by the pharmacy technician. Students learn to secure information from the medical chart, record, patient profile, patient, caregiver, database and health care professional. Technologies used for storing, accessing and recording pharmacy data and proper methods for receiving and authenticating prescription orders are emphasized. Students will also learn safety in medication use and monitoring program of medication therapy and the pharmacy technician's role in the prevention and reporting of medication misadventures. The lab provides hands-on experience with pharmacy distribution software, technology, and prescription processing.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       09:00AM-10:05AM LEC J.Gee                CRC MAIN T 117           29003 
Textbook
TTh       10:15AM-10:55AM LAB J.Gee                CRC MAIN T 117             
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


PHARM 360    Retail Operation of Pharmaceutical Practice    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHARM 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 45 hours LEC ; 27 hours LAB
Description: This course reviews the process of pharmaceutical purchasing and acquisitions in the retail settings and in emergency situations. Students will learn inventory control including handling of receipts, storage, removal, and documentation. Other topics include: methods of distribution with emphasis on computer database maintenance and the state laws that govern these activities, billing, collection of payment, third-party payment, and the technician's role in the assisting the PharmD in immunization administration. The lab will provide hands-on experience in a simulated retail environment.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
MW        06:00PM-07:05PM LEC S.Behl               CRC MAIN P 132           29005 
Textbook
MW        07:15PM-07:55PM LAB S.Behl               CRC MAIN P 132             
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.


PHARM 380    Preparation of Pharmaceutical Products    3 Units

Prerequisite: PHARM 300 with a grade of "C" or better
Course Transferable to CSU
Hours: 27 hours LEC ; 81 hours LAB
Description: This course presents the methods of preparing non-compounded, compounded, non-sterile, and sterile products for distribution. Students will learn the state laws and regulations that determine the role of a pharmacy technician in measuring, preparing, packaging, and storing of medications. Medication preparation, profiling, calculation, measuring, safety, labeling and quality assurance procedures will be emphasized.

Schedule: Full Term, Aug 20-Dec 15
TTh       06:00PM-06:40PM LEC S.Huynh              CRC MAIN P 132           29007 
Textbook
TTh       06:50PM-09:00PM LAB S.Huynh              CRC MAIN P 132             
This is a Pharmacy Technology Program course and enrollment requires Prerequisite completion, the Acceptance after Application, and Instructor Consent by Permission Number.

Fall 2011 Class Schedule

Updated: December 19, 2011